Unboxing My Degustabox: April

I never get bored making food shopping lists. I can spend hours going through cooking books, picking out recipes I’m keen to try and noting down all the ingredients I need to buy. And I actually love going food shopping! It’s so satisfying ticking off the items on my list as I put them into the trolley.  I very rarely veer off course, sticking to my list like a woman possessed. Then there comes the evening when my planned dinner just isn’t appealing or I’m sitting watching Netflix wishing I’d picked up a few extra treats. I really hate it when that happens.

Then I got the chance to review a Degustabox and I have to say, I love the concept – it’s right up my street! Degustabox is a monthly subscription box and each month you receive 10 to 15 different items. A good selection of these items are new to the market and it’s definitely value for money. You can also cancel any time you like.  Shipping is also free too so that’s another added bonus.

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Here’s what I got in my April Degustabox:

Savoury

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Levi Roots Jerk Coat’n Cook Sauce: I’ve been a fan of Levi Roots since Dragons Den and I’m ashamed to say that I hadn’t tried any of his products – until now. I used this sauce with chicken and I really liked it. Was really flavoursome and I love scotch bonnet chillies, so it was going to be a winner for me.

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Veetee Basmati Rice and Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa Blend: I had some rice along with my Levi Roots chicken and it was the perfect accompaniment. Cooked quickly in the microwave and it took away the misery of cooking rice. Am I the only person who hates cooking rice?

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Limited Edition Popchips Sea Salt, Garlic & Rosemary: I honestly didn’t think I would like these because I’m not a huge fan of anything that is too garlicky (a word in the Cambridge Dictionary don’t you know) but actually, these taste so yummy! They are so light, crispy and you can really taste the rosemary.  Yum!

Sweet 

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Smarties Sharing Block: I have to be honest and admit that I’m not a massive fan of Smarties so I didn’t expect to like this at all. Turns out Smarties taste better when covered in even more chocolate. Who knew?!

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NEW! Milkybar Milk & Crunchy: I was so excited when I spotted this because I love Milkybar and had no idea they were bringing out a new bar! It’s really tasty but it’s not that crunchy as it only contains small crisped rice pieces. It’s Milkybar though, of course it’s tasty.

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Bebeto Mini Fruit Strings: As soon as I opened the bag to get my hands on one of the mini packets, I could already smell the fruit. There are 7 packs in the bag and each pack is labelled with a different day of the week – so cute!

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Canderal Sugarly Granulated Sweetener: My mum has sugar in her tea and I’ve been forever trying to get her to cut back (she’s sweet enough, haha). I’ve been making her cups of tea with this sweetener and she hasn’t even noticed the difference. I’m going to relish this moment before I break the bad/good news..

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Parle-G Biscuits & Rusk: I’m always on the look out for a new biscuit to dunk my tea and these weren’t half bad. I don’t think I would go out my way to hunt them down (I’ve never noticed them being sold anywhere before) but it was nice to try something different (though pass me a Tunnocks Teacake any day of the week!). I also have to confess that I hate the packaging; not sure why there is a little kid on the packet but it’s really not needed.

Drinks

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Rejuvenation Water Apple & Mint: Two of my favourite flavours are apple and mint so I was keen to try this. It was really refreshing and yup, I’d definitely buy this again.

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Green Lady Sparkling Tea: I was so chuffed this was in the box because you know much I love tea and this is honestly divine! Easily one of my favourite items from the box!

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Pimm’s Cider Cup: There’s nothing nicer on a warm summers day than a pint of cider. Although I normally avoid anything that is flavoured with strawberry (which might sound odd because I love strawberries) I’m glad I tried this. It was nice but I would choose pear cider over it any day of the week. It was nice to try something different that I know I wouldn’t have otherwise.

Overall, I’m really impressed with the items I got and some of them accompanied each other perfectly, helping to create a dish for dinner – it’s not all just snacks. I really enjoyed trying some new products (they are not all new to the market but they were all new to me) that I didn’t know about and honestly, would probably never have thought about buying until now. The chocolate was definitely a nice edition to my treat cupboard, haha!

If you would like to try a Degustabox for yourself they are very generously offering a whopping £6.00 off your box! All you need to do is enter the code BLDEG15 at the checkout and enjoy!

Have you ever tried any of these items? What do you think of food subscription boxes in general? Would you ever subscribe to one?


Degustabox sent me this box to review free of charge. Nevertheless, all views and opinions are my own.

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32 Comments

    • May 22nd, 2016 / 10:31 am

      They were both delicious. I just received May’s box and I’m looking forward to trying everything.

  1. May 22nd, 2016 / 9:35 am

    I really want to try a degustabox , Though didn’t realise they out chocolate and sweets in. I always thought they were for things a little bit healthier.

    • May 22nd, 2016 / 10:30 am

      I was surprised too but the amount of variety in my box! You should definitely try one.

  2. May 22nd, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Wow what a great box, I love Levi Root’s sauces I use them more in the summer though. I am also intrigued by the candarel granules, as I take sugar in coffee but can not stand sweeteners but if your Mum can not taste the difference I might give this a go x

  3. Sarahjane
    May 22nd, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Wow this looks fantastic!! Such a good variety of products. Love pimms!

  4. May 22nd, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I’ve just had my first Degustabox and it was really good ( I paid 5.99 with a deal). I liked the surprise selection of goodies that turned up. I just don’t think it’s worth the full asking price, unless you have a bit of spare cash each month (our budget is too tight sadly).

  5. Jessica
    May 22nd, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    This Degustabox looks great – there’s such a variety of products. I subscribed to the Degustabox for 7 months in the past, but got a little bit bored of it. They seemed to have upped their game again.

  6. May 22nd, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    It looks like a great box with lot of variety, I might have to sign up and see what I get 🙂 I love surprises!

  7. May 22nd, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    There are some great products there, i want to try the pimms cider cup and the kids would love the fruit strings.

  8. May 22nd, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    The sea salt and rosemary crisps look delicious and of course Smarties is a staple how could anyone not like them.

  9. May 22nd, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Oh wow what a great post that box sounds fab 🙂

  10. May 22nd, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve never really thought about subscribing to a food box but it looks like you got some lovely items in this one.

    • May 24th, 2016 / 12:36 am

      With the discount code, they are really good value for money. Definitely handy if you feel like trying some new products you might normally not.

  11. Hannah
    May 23rd, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I love getting my Degustaboxes – the may box is such a good one too! x

    • May 24th, 2016 / 12:34 am

      I just got a May one! I can’t wait to write up my post because it was even better than the April box.

  12. Helen
    May 23rd, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    This sounds a great subscription box, I’d not heard of it before reading this. I love the sound of the Apple and mint water and the Pimms (there’s nothing better than Pimms and cider in the sunshine!)

    • May 24th, 2016 / 12:34 am

      The apple and mint was so refreshing (came in handy, since we’ve actually been getting some good weather recently).

  13. May 23rd, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Well there is a complete mixture of products in this box and I like the sound of Apple and Mint together x

    • May 24th, 2016 / 12:32 am

      The apple and mint really worked. I was impressed to find a good mix of products. I think the box was really well put together.

  14. Anosa
    May 23rd, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    It looks like it’s time to renew my degustabox subscription as it looks like I am missing out

    • May 24th, 2016 / 12:32 am

      I’d definitely give it another go, I was really impressed.

  15. May 23rd, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    That’s a really good variety of things to try, I’m susprised. I would’ve thought you wouldn’t get so much.

    • May 24th, 2016 / 12:29 am

      I was really surprised too and I loved that there was a good mixture – even drinks!

  16. May 24th, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I had this box and I was quite impressed with the contents, esp the chocolate of course x

  17. May 24th, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    I’ve always wondered about getting a Degustabox, I think I might have to try one after seeing your post as you actually got some really good things x

  18. May 24th, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I love the idea of this! The Popchips sound so good. And I agree about the packaging to those crisps – very outdated and 90’s! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

  19. May 25th, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    I haven’t had one of these for a while – I always like the look of them though, they offer great ideas you could really add to your shopping list. x

  20. May 27th, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Well you have more than definitely got a variety of food stuffs to try within this box that is for sure.

    • May 29th, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      Definitely. I’m still working my way through it all!

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